Uzbekistan has been experiencing rapid changes in many areas and many reforms have been initiated by the Uzbek President. The media environment has changed drastically over the past two years. It has become freer and more open, but much needs to be done to achieve real media freedom in Uzbekistan.

Journalists from Uzbekistan traveled to the U.S. to promote the creation of positive content about the importance of media freedom and free flow of information in a developing society such as Uzbekistan. In a country like Uzbekistan, where citizens often distrust official media, it is important for local news providers to build trust in their communities so that citizens can understand and analyze events in their communities.

Media outlets Ma’rifat Saodati and Turon.uz, as well as O’zbekiston state TV acquired valuable and credible information about the topic, including Code of Ethics for journalists, and will share it with their audiences in Uzbekistan. The information obtained through various interviews with media organizations, journalists and other experts will be used to produce a series of TV, online and print media articles related to the topic.

U.S. Department of State

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